A modified technique for intraluminal stenting of glaucoma drainage devices: The guide-wire technique

Nicholas H. Andrew, Sonia G. Huang, Jamie E. Craig

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    Abstract

    Glaucoma drainage tubes have become increasingly popular in the surgical management of uncontrolled glaucoma. Flow restriction is essential to prevent early postoperative hypotony with non-flow restrictive glaucoma drainage devices. Herein, we describe a new way of using a 3-0 Supramid suture as an intraluminal stent. This technique confers no risk of stent exposure, can be removed ab interno without disturbing the conjunctiva, and aids insertion of the tube into the anterior chamber through a scleral tunnel.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1151-1153
    Number of pages3
    JournalINDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
    Volume68
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

    Keywords

    • Drainage devices
    • glaucoma
    • glaucoma drainage tube
    • intraluminal stent
    • stent

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